The week of 5 to 9 September will begin with meetings of the European Parliament political groups. There will also be meetings of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG), the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT), and the Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic (COVI). It is also a busy week at the Council of the European Union. The Council Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society will try to find a compromise on the Data Act and the European Digital Identity while the Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth – Industry will deal with the Chips Act dossier. The important meetings will also include the Horizontal working party on Cyber issues. An extraordinary meeting is also planned for the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Energy) convened by the Council Presidency, the Czech Republic, and a plenary meeting for the NIS Cooperation Group in Brno. A meeting is also planned for the health ministers of the Member States and the informal working group of the Heads of Medicines Agency (HMA), EMACOLEX. In the international arena, Bali will host the T20 summit, the grouping of think tanks and research institutes, which precedes the G20.
Monday 5 September 2022: The Council Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society will meet to discuss two dossiers on digital issues. The first compromise reached by the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on the Data Act and the third compromise proposal on the European Digital Identity(eID) will be presented.
On the other hand, the agenda of the Council Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth -Industry includes the discussion on the Chips Act dossier. In addition, the Horizontal working party on Cyber issues will deal with cyber issues. The virtual meeting will deal specifically with ‘Cyber Capacity Building’ (CCB).
Thursday 8 to Friday, 9 September 2022: The plenary meeting of the NIS Cooperation Group will be hosted in Brno and will discuss the development of the various aspects related to the implementation of the NIS Directive. The Parliament already voted on the directive during the July plenary on the compromise reached with the Council. The group was established by the NIS (Security of Network and Information Systems) Directive itself in 2016 with the aim of achieving a high common level of security of EU networks and information systems through cooperation and exchange of information between MSs.
Friday 9 September 2022: There will be an extraordinary meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Energy). The meeting has been convened by the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union in order to explore appropriate solutions to the increasing gas prices occurring in Europe in recent months. One of the various proposals was to cap the price of gas to be used in electricity generation.
Monday, 5 September 2022: The Special Parliamentary Committee on the Covid-19 pandemic (COVI) will host representatives of four pharmaceutical companies – Gilead Sciences, Sanofi, Astrazeneca and Moderna – to report on past and present Covid-19 vaccine production and to discuss the development of new vaccines against recent virus variants.
Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 September 2022: An informal meeting of health ministers will be held at the Prague Congress Centre.
Thursday 8 to Friday 9 September 2022: There will be a meeting of EMACOLEX, the informal working group of the Heads of Medicines Agency (HMA) network. Legal and regulatory experts from the competent national authorities of the European Union, the European Medicines Agency and of the European Commission will meet to discuss issues concerning medical products.
Monday 5 September 2022: In a Joint committee procedure, the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) and the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) will vote on the adoption of the draft report amending the financial rules of the EU general budget. The start of the trialogues will also be voted on.
Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 September 2022: In Bali, Indonesia, the country holding the G20 presidency in 2022, the T20 summit will be held, bringing together think tanks and research institutes. This year, the overarching theme of the meeting will be ‘Strengthening the role of the G20 to address current global dynamics’. The recommendations resulting from the group’s work will be presented to the G20 leaders and will focus on priority areas such as global health, digital transition and climate finance.